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Pictured L-R are Pat O’Brien, Niall Maloney, Loretto Duggan and Joe Noonan.Pic Arthur Ellis.

SHANNON Group staff are going quite the distance – 787 kilometres in fact – to raise €20,000 for their designated charity programme.

This will bring the amount raised for deserving charities by Shannon Group staff over the past five years to a grand total of €300,000.

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Shannon Airport employees Niall Maloney, Loretto Duggan, Pat O’Brien and Joe Noonan, will take on the mammoth cycle to raise funds for this year’s designated charities, the Irish Cancer Society and Limerick Suicide Watch.

The cyclists cover almost 200 kilometres a day in a relay challenge across four days in a loop that will start at Shannon Airport and take in Knock, Dublin, and Cork airports.

Beginning on Monday, September 9, they will cycle from Shannon to Ireland West Airport in Knock. The following day, they will go from Knock to Dublin before heading south for an overnight break-in Fermoy. Then, on September 12, they will cycle to Cork Airport before returning to Shannon.

Shannon Group Acting chief executive Mary Considine said it was a huge undertaking for even elite athletes and a great example of the generosity of staff towards their designated charities.

“Everyone here is full of admiration for the four individuals involved and we are appealing for people to support them in this epic fundraiser for the Cancer Society and Limerick Suicide Watch.”

The event is supported by corporate sponsors Flynn and Daifuku Airport Technologies. Donations can be made through their Go Fund Me page https://www.gofundme.com/shannon-airport-charity-cycle